El Dorado T-90 Hop Pellets - 2oz
US El Dorado T90 Hop Pellets, 2 oz sealed package
El Dorado, translated as 'The Golden Dream', was created at CLS Farms and purportedly developed in two years before being released in 2010. El Dorado is a cross with a wild, American male.
El Dorado gives a firm, balanced bitterness without being overwhelming. Although the bittering profile can be lightly pithy or rind-y, it is an ideal bittering hop for both hoppy and balanced beer styles. Expect an array of flavors and a distinct sweetness known for helping push other hop flavors and aromas to the forefront.
Aroma and Flavor
Expect a distinctly sweet profile, almost like candy, with big hints of cherry, stone fruit and apricot, as well as pear and light watermelon. Although there are notes of light, fresh cut grass, these are distinctly subdued and usually stay in the background acting as a counter-balance to the big, candy-like fruity characteristics.
Average Acid Content
|Alpha Acids:||13% - 17%|
|Beta Acids:||7.0% - 8.0%|
|Co-Humulone:||28% - 33%|
Average Oil Content (% of Total Oils)
|Total Oils:||2.5 - 3.3 mL/100g|
|Myrcene:||55% - 60%|
|Humulene:||10% - 15%|
|Caryophyllene:||6% - 8%|
Possible Substitutes for El Dorado
The commonly accepted substitutes for El Dorado are Galena, which will be slightly more earthy, less candy-like, but carry a fruity, black currant characteristic, and Simcoe, which will be more earth and will lack the overall fruity profile.
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